Counsellor Development Workshops

Bachelor of Applied Social Science (BASS)

Counsellor Development Workshops (CDWs) provide a highly dynamic and interactive opportunity to apply skills and knowledge. They consist of three individual one week workshops comprising intensive exercises and activities designed to consolidate the integration of theory and practice. Workshops are held throughout the year at the Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne Campuses. 


In order to enrol in a CDW, students must have completed the appropriate pre-requisite units as outlined in the table below.

Workshop Pre-requisites


The Client’s Experience

Interpersonal Communication
Counselling Skills 1
Counselling Skills 2


The Counsellor’s Experience

Counsellor Development Workshop 1
Counselling Methods 1
Counselling Methods 2
Social, Legal and Ethical Issues


Reflecting on the Counsellor’s Journey of Development

Counsellor Development Workshops 1 & 2
Developing Professional Practice (prev. Practicum 1)
Student Placement (min. 150 hours)


Students can enrol in the Counsellor Development Workshops through My Enrolment in my.acap when re-enrolling each term. For workshops times and dates see the Counsellor Development Workshop Dates available in Key Dates.